Saturday, October 06, 2012
Weekly Report for October 1-5, 2012
We had a reasonable week of school. Not terrible, but not great either. Some family issues took some extra time out of our school days. I think it's under control now. Lord willing. Anyway, we still did 4 days of school and got a reasonable amount done.
R-girl: worked on contractions and words ending with -y, -ey, and -ie this week. She's doing great! Less than 30 lessons to go!
M-girl: only read one chapter of On the Banks of Plum Creek. She is so dawdly and easily distracted. This will totally be a focus through the end of this year and starting in January.
N-boy: read several chapters of Farmer Boy.
R-girl: is reading Cricket in Times Square. She says she doesn't like it, but I think that's a learned behavior from her brother (who totally liked it, but argues about every assigned book [frown])
M-girl: is trudging through subtraction and measurement.
N-boy: did some basic multiplication this week. Fun!
R-girl: was working on spatial skills. Rocked the house.
M-girl: did quite a lot of logic pages this week. She likes these and doesn't balk at them.
N-boy: also did a lot of these. Quick and fun.
R-girl:I started her on the CTA book and she's doing well with it so far.
M-girl: had a lot of review this week on predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. We talked about types of sentences, too.
N-boy: is in the final review lessons of FLL2. I love it. So thorough.
R-girl: is working on Action Verbs. That's fun. She likes acting them out, which is funny.
M-girl: I'm considering skipping some chapters in WWE2. She has no trouble here in Week 10. I should go through the book, I'd love to start WWE3 with her in January.
N-boy: Is doing very well with WWE1. I can see real improvement this year.
M-girl: didn't have any review words this week. She's powering through Level E with few problems.
N-boy: had two review words this week, which after reviewing were easy. He has one new word as of yesterday.
M-girl: back on Tuesday!
N-boy: back on Tuesday!
M-girl: worked on D and O.
N-boy: finished Y and Z, will work on what's next ...
R-girl: is working on b. Those are hard.
History: we're back to Europe! We listened about Clovis, Clothilda, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne read by Jim Weiss in the car. The kids told Daddy all about it.
Science: we read about Meteoroids and then dropped salt, a marble, and a golf ball into a pan of flour to see what effect they would have on the ground. That was fun :) We also read a little about constellations like Ursa Major, Ursa minor and Cassiopeia. We learned about asterisms like the Big Dipper. I'm enjoying Signs & Seasons.
Geography: We read about the inside of the earth and what scientists think is there. We pulled out the playdough and made our own earths with layers. I have some pictures around here somewhere ...
Fine Arts: playdough and lots of drawing ... We did have piano lessons and choir.
Read Alouds: we didn't really read any between soccer and being out of groceries and colds and ... we didn't read a single evening.
Bible: we worked on verse 2 of For All the Saints. We added verse 5 of Phil 2. Continued working on catechism questions.